The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on Tuesday allotted plots under the Rohini Residential Scheme 1981 to 24,529 owners who have been awaiting allotment for years.
A total of 4,402 plots were allotted under the category of economically weaker sections,12,350 under LIG and 7,777 under MIG categories.
The draw has been one of the biggest in the history of the DDA,and plots of varying dimensions have been allotted, a DDA official said.
The High Court had in March this year directed the DDA to start allocating the plots to the people who had registered under the Rohini Housing Scheme over three decades ago.
The court observed that the allotment was necessary so that the people at least could identify their plots,while the civic agencies develop the civic amenities in the area.
The courts directive came while disposing of a PIL seeking directions to the agency to carry out the allotment of plots to the applicants waiting since 1981.
Rahul Gupta,prime petitioner,said the allotment on Tuesday was of little consequence. The March 14 High Court order,on the basis of which DDA conducted todays draw,has already been challenged in the Supreme Court.
Gupta said he has sought directions for the DDA to first develop and allot plots before utilising the remaining land.
A DDA spokesperson on Tuesday said they will first process the allotments for possession,which may take time because the allottees are old registrants and their eligibility needs to be verified.